This is a companion album to the Hanukkah remix compilation Anander Mol, Anander Veig. I curated the original album for Tablet Magazine (tabletmag.com). It was released for free download on November 29, 2010, and is available here:
This compilation is of 10 related outtakes. There are seven remixed versions of the theme song to the tabletmag.com podcast, Vox Tablet, originally composed by Jewlia Eisenberg and performed by Red Pocket. The podcast, hosted by Sara Ivry, that accompanied the release of Anander Mol is available here:
There is also an alternate remix of two tracks heard on the original album. On the record, "Ose Shalom" by the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra was remixed by Diego Bernal of San Antonio, Texas, but here it is heard in a remix by 22tape of Chicago, Illinois. And on the original album, "Sivivon Sov Sov Sov" by Alicia Jo Rabins was remixed by Paula Daunt, but here it is heard in a remix by ocp (who on the original record is heard remixing "Chanukah Chag Yafe" by the Alexandria Kleztet).
The 10th and final track of this outtakes set is by Thomas Park, who records as Mystified. It's a segment of a short story by Sholem Aleichem titled "The Spinning Top." The spoken material is a Librivox.org recording from the Aleichem book Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder), translated by Hannah Berman and read by volunteer Adrian Praetzellis.
Brian Scott, of boondesign.com, who designed the original Anander Mol cover, did a new version special for this outtakes collection.
Best wishes go out to Jewlia Eisenberg, who at the time of this writing is in the hospital. I've heard that the three initial remixes of her Vox Tablet theme song, which were posted when the album was first released, helped cheer her up, so here's hoping that these additional four remixes will do so even more so.
Marc Weidenbaum Disquiet.com San Francisco December 2010